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Cover Supervisor

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Cover Supervisor - Derby - September 2020 starts (or earlier if schools re open)

Are you a graduate with aspirations of becoming a Secondary Teacher looking for experience?

Are you looking for flexible work in a classroom as a Cover supervisor in Secondary Schools' across Derby?

Our client Secondary Schools in Derby/Derbyshire are looking to recruit a confident and enthusiastic graduates to become teachers in the future! Starting in September (or earlier if schools reopen), to support our secondary schools with their short term teacher absences on a flexible basis. 

What is a Cover Supervisor?

As a cover supervisor, your role will involve covering a range of lessons in the absence of class teachers in the event of short term sickness or internal training. 

Each day you work, you will report to the cover manager at the school to be briefed on your timetable for the day. Your day to day responsibilities will involve delivering pre-set work to a class of pupils and ensure they remain on task with this. Once the lesson is completed, you will collect in the work and hand it back to the appropriate teacher. 

A cover supervisor works as an unqualified teacher and so will give you the best first hand experience of managing a classroom if you are considering a career in secondary teaching!

Highlights of the Cover Supervisor position:

  • Regular work within secondary schools' across Derby/Derbyshire
  • Earn a daily rate of GBP65 - GBP80 (paid through PAYE, NO UMBRELLA COMPANIES)
  • Flexible work to suit your availability (e.g. 2 - 5 days a week)
  • Starting when schools reopen – regular work throughout the academic year
  • CPD opportunities including a course on how to be a cover supervisor, a free Safeguarding course and Team Teach etc
  • Great way to gain experience if considering a PGCE

The successful candidate will ideally:

  • Hold a degree
  • Have aspirations of becoming a secondary teacher
  • Have some availability for flexible short notice work
  • Be confident in order to manage a class of pupils 
  • Have previous experience in a similar setting or working with young people

If you are interested click 'apply' on this advert and send over a copy of your most recent CV and cover letter.


All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later

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